If you thought a blanket scarf was only for winter, think again! Today I’m going to show you how to get away with wearing a blanket scarf in the summer without overheating.
The scarf I’m using in my example is a lightweight patterned blanket scarf that I borrowed from Emily. (Fun fact: she previously explained how to wear a traditional blanket scarf in the winter. Worth a read!)
I was stoked to get my hands on this scarf during the time that I rocked lavender hair. It was a perfect match and made coming up with an outfit really easy!
Wearing a scarf in the summer seems a bit impractical but I imagined wearing it on a cool night for a dressy event.
To begin, I pulled pieces from my closet that were breezy basics. This lace crop top is in heavy rotation, while the cognac colored skirt is a good balance because it’s on the heavier side, as far as fabric goes.
My finishing piece was the blanket scarf that I draped like a shawl. Best of all? You can remove it and it wouldn’t change the structure of the outfit and you’d still look put together.
Outfit details: Skirt, thrifted – T-strap heels, outlet store – Lace top, Target – Necklace, gift – Scarf, from Emily
If you’re still looking for another way to get use of your wintry blanket scarf this summer, consider using it as a blanket for a picnic in the park. It’s not fashion but it is functional!
Hope you’re all having a super awesome summer!
If there’s something a tulle skirt doesn’t match, I have yet to find it. Neither has Kristina, who let me take her tulle skirt for a spin.
Let me just say, I absolutely adore it! A tulle skirt is now on my own thrifting wish list and here’s why:
- It’s perfect. ‘Nuff said.
But really, I had so much fun dressing up in this skirt. I styled it a few different ways but this was my favorite because it was the outfit I wore for my 25th birthday back in March.
Despite not having taken a ballet lesson since the age of 4, something about this skirt brought it all back to me. I was definitely twirling all day and I think this skirt is the culprit. (Or it was all the cake and ice-cream I was hopped up on!)
But because I’m a grown-up now, I wanted to style this skirt in a grown-up way. I went with a striped crop top, colorful shoes, and my trusty denim jacket decked out in vintage buttons. This girly-girl meets tomboy look is killin’ me!
Outfit details: Skirt, borrowed from Kristina – Everything else, thrifted
If you’re on the fence about buying a tulle skirt, just scroll through this blog post again and tell yourself to just go do it.
Be sure to check out Kristina’s blog because she’s styled this skirt a plethora of ways. There’s so much inspiration to be had!
Hi, Justine here! It’s a new month and the Shaped by Style ladies are back to our regular posts. To ease the transition from striped skirts, I’m showing off another type of striped skirt: Noelle’s chevron skirt!
And what a skirt this is. It’s positively perfect with the gorgeous pattern, perfect length and pockets. Lyndsey has already shared two different ways to style it and today I’m showing one more.
These photos are from my trip to Florida back in March. I thought this beautiful chevron skirt would be a wonderful addition to my packing list. I was right! I love the combo of the navy and orangey-red.
The secret to this outfit is that the polka dot “shirt” I’m wearing is actually a dress! But with the addition of the skirt and a belt, this becomes a whole new fun outfit. So when you’re packing for your next trip, consider all the versatility of your clothing to maximize space in your suitcase.
Thanks for letting me borrow your skirt, Noelle!
Old Navy Polka Dot Dress
Thrifted Brown belt
Noelle’s Chevron Skirt
Sofft Bernia Sandals
Leopard can be spotted (ha…get it?!) all over my closet, from flats to dresses to heels to cardigans, but I’ve never seen a leopard shirt before that I felt I needed.
But now that Lyndsey let me try this ferocious button down, I definitely have leopard tops added to my wish list!
Fashionistas say leopard is a neutral (which I wholeheartedly agree with) so I paired my neutral top with the classic Eva Mendes for New York & Company midi skirt.
I am drawn to midi skirts like this one but I tend to need to wear them with heels to pull off the proportions. So I turned to my trusty Crocs (yes, Crocs) Leigh Wedge. Comfy and a boost of height? Yes, please.
Thanks again, Lyndsey, for letting me style this fabulous top!
Lane Bryant Leopard Button Down from Lyndsey // Eva Mendes for New York & Company Midi Skirt (thredUP) // Woven belt (Savers) // Crocs Leigh Wedge (gift)